From 6 PM Friday night, May 11 2 6 PM Saturday, May 12, Paul Champlin, and I were a team that was birding far Allens Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary, among many other teams. During this period, we ended up when 153 species of different birds. With all the other teams, Allens Pond was up to 190 species and there were still some teams that had not reported in at the end of the day on Saturday. This was both our best totals and the sanctuaries best totals. I wish to thank the people that have contributed and also asked for those who have not contributed you still have time to contribute to this worthy cause. Just click on this URL and any amount will be appreciated: https://www.firstgiving.com/account/fundraising/FRPPage.asp?id=2463949&did=1
|Shorebirds in flight|
|Common Tern in flight with fish|
|Terns against bthe cloudsd|
|Common Tern with fish looking for mate|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler|
|Last look over the seas|
|Last light of Sunset|
We finished the night at approximately 1130 at my house, then Paul left for his house, preparing to meet at 430 in the morning.
|Great Blue Heron|
|Cooper's Hawk agaist the moon|
We then traveled to Wompatuck state forest, Hingham Massachusetts, where, among some of the species were a Cerulean Warbler and a Hooded Warbler. We then traveled to Daniel Webster Audubon sanctuary to obtain our next group of birds, which included a Solitary Sandpiper.
|Pine Warbler with Moth|
We finally ended up at Allens Pond and were able to obtain at least another half dozen different species for our list.
We ended the day, with a pizza party for the participants and a total thing of all, although species that were found by the various teams.
Another successful bird-a-thon was over and now it is time to plan for Allens Pond grand opening of the Stone Barn Educational Center and the Annual Duck Derby.